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Ahead of Covid vaccine, government & companies stock up vials, syringes

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Since most companies would trade through government institutions and not the private market, they are going for multi-dose vials which will bring down the number of units required.

Synopsis

To meet that demand, pharma companies, which are working on the potential vaccine candidate for Covid-19, have started tying up with manufacturers of vials and the rubber stoppers that are used in the vials.

The government and pharma companies have started stockpiling syringes and vials, as they begin the groundwork for a rapid, safe and efficient delivery of potential vaccines.“Scaling up the manufacturing of syringes and other medical products required to deliver a vaccine to the Indian population will be just as important as the vaccine itself,” said a senior government official. Around 300 million people are likely to receive the first shot of

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